English as a Second Language Program

A student studying English as a Second Language (ESL) at FLCC.

Improve your English language skills with our free English as a Second Language (ESL) program. This program provides the personalized instruction and support you need to become a fluent speaker of the English language.

About the Program

Our ESL courses deliver basic skills instruction that will put you on the path toward becoming a fluent speaker of the English language. Courses help you practice speaking, reading, and writing in English. We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL courses.

100% Free

All the materials you need are provided.

Caring Teachers

We support you every step of the way.

Self-Paced Learning

Stay in the program as long as necessary.

Benefits of Learning English as a Speaker of Other Languages

Becoming fluent in English can improve your life in many ways. Here are some of the reasons people study the English language:

Improve Career Options

English is the international language of business. Becoming fluent in English opens many new job options.

Build Local Community

Not speaking English in the U.S. can feel isolating. This program will introduce you to others in the area also learning the language.

Prepare for College

Colleges and universities in the U.S., including FLCC, deliver most of their courses in English.

Access Digital Information

Whether you're writing emails, reading news, or streaming videos, your access to online content will increase once fluent in English.

Program Requirements

  • ESL classes are open to adults and out of school youth age 17 and older.
  • Attend an in-person orientation and assessment session prior to registration.
  • Complete an assessment to measure your progress after every 40 hours of classes.

ESL Program Class Schedule

ESL courses are available through FLCC in fall, spring, and summer semesters with no mandatory time frame for completion.

Class Level Location Format Language Days Time
All levels FLCC Geneva (room 110) In-Person English Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – noon
All levels FLCC Geneva (room 110) and online (WebEx) In-Person & Remote English Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
All levels FLCC Geneva (room 130) In-Person English Monday, Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
All levels Online (WebEx) Remote English Tuesday 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
High School Diploma (GED) Lyons Library and online (WebEx) In-Person & Remote Spanish Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where Will You Go Next?

Once you've become fluent in English, you'll discover a wealth of new opportunities to further advance your education and career.

Apply to FLCC

If you want to continue your education, we'll assist with the college admissions process and help you find the right program. The FLCC admissions process is free and only takes a few minutes to complete.

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Career and Workforce Services

If you're looking for new work opportunities, our career services experts can help. We provide job training programs, resume building support, and professional connections to get you started.

Workforce & Career Solutions

Earn Your High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma for Free

FLCC also offers a free GED prep program that helps individuals earn a High School Equivalency diploma. Once students gain English language skills and confidence from our ESL courses, many continue on into our HSE program.

Explore Our HSE Program

Contact Information

Kathleen Guy
Adult Literacy Education Coordinator